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Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017



Dassault's Falcon 5X jet takes its first flight

Fractional-share provider PlaneSense has completed a five-yearly functional test of its emergency fire extinguishing system in its 40,000ft2 hangar at its Portsmouth International Airport headquarters in New Hampshire.

29th August 2017

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London City Airport opens the Business Lounge

London City Airport officially opens its new Business Lounge on Monday, March 20 – it will offer a premium customer experience to all passengers for £35 (US$42) per person. Housed in a new area of the airport’s Private Jet Centre, the lounge is easily accessible from the main terminal via a private taxi shuttle.

Open to passengers traveling on any airline, the 50ft² center offers a complimentary selection of food, snacks, refreshments and alcoholic beverages. It features stylish, comfortable surrounds, with hand-made furniture from sofa.com, a flatscreen TV and charging points, plus free wi-fi. The facility can accommodate 30 people.

Passengers must check in their luggage before heading to the Private Jet Center, and allow 30 minutes to return to the terminal for their flight. Also available is the First Class Lounge, with its own easy baggage drop and security clearance, costing £95 (US$115) per person. In 2016, 52% of London City Airport’s 4.5 million passengers traveled for business.

Chris Clayton, customer service manager, London City Airport Jet Centre, said, “London City Airport’s new Business Lounge is the perfect option for passengers who want first class hospitality, comfort and privacy. Our priority is our passengers and the team will always go the extra mile to ensure they have what they need to keep their airport experience memorable and stress-free.”

March 16, 2017

Written by Chris Anderson


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